Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence

Hamlette over on The Edge of the Precipice is hosting a giveaway! And to participate, you just need to check out her post here.  

1.  Who introduced you to Tolkien's stories?
My father watched the first Lord of the Rings film in theaters, and then he took me and the rest of the family to see it.

2.  How old were you when you first ventured into Middle Earth?
Probably 8 years old, which is when I saw the film in theaters.

3.  Did you read the books first, or see movie versions first?
Watched the movie.

4.  A dragon or a balrog -- which would you rather fight?
A dragon.

5.  Who are three of your favorite characters?  (Feel free to elaborate on why.)

6.  Have you ever dressed up like a Tolkien character?
Nope, never have.

7.  If someone asks you to go on adventure, how do you respond?
Let's go!

8.  Have you read any of the "history of Middle Earth" books?
No, I have not.

9.  Would you rather drink a bowl of Ent Draught or a glass of Old Winyards?
Since I am against alcohol, I will go with Ent Draught, plus it would make even taller.

10.  List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotes from the books or movies.
"Then let us be rid of it... once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!"
"You shall not pass!"
"One does not simply walk into Mordor."
“That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
“We swears, to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on… on the Precious!”
“I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now… at the turn of the tide.”
“Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.”
“A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day.”
“Your time will come. You will face the same Evil, and you will defeat it.”
“But the fat Hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.”

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  1. Cool answers! :) I agree, Sam is my favorite character as well! :) And I love all of those quotes you listed! :)
    You're lucky that you got to see the films in theaters! I didn't get into the story until I was 12 and the movies were already all out(though I did have fun watching the films and reading the books). I'd forgotten that about Ent Draughts...maybe it could get me from 5'5'' to 5'8''(which is the height I'd like to be; don't mind the height I have now, since it's average, but I always did want to be 5'8'').
    Cool tag! :)

    1. Thanks! Sam is the best. :) I know, I am so glad that I did.


  2. Your first quote is from my absolute favorite moment in the whole story.

    Thanks for playing! I'm happy you could join the party :-)

    1. Same here. That quote is just perfect, and my favorite by far. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


  3. Nice tag and answers! These are some great quotes, too; I'm not so familiar with the movies yet that I can't just quote them, but hopefully someday soon! :)


    1. Once you watch the movies seven times you will be able to quote it. lol :)


  4. I first heard of Lord of the Rings in Grade 9, circa 75. I think I read it first time in 77, and second time in University when I took a English credit in sci fi.


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